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Motorola-startac-130.28950763
2.5 out of 10

Motorola StarTAC 130

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Overall 8
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Value for money 8
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Features 6
6.0
Durability 6
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Looks 8
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Battery performance 6
6.0

Motorola Startac 130

rjson, Ciao
22 October 2002
  • Excerpt: "I like the Startac it has good volume, easy to change ring and mute volume. Great reception with the right service provider. Small enough to fit in a shirt pocket. This phone is a quick charge, it has a whole list of accessories for hands-free, speakerphone, etc. Even though it's a little outdated I use it everyday, it holds up under pretty tough working conditions. Even though it's old it has a last number dialed feature, a list of numbers that ...
  • Pros: Great reception when you use "Verizon"
  • Cons: Buttons are a little small for someone with big fingers
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
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Durability 2
2.0
Looks 10
10
Battery performance 10
10

Cute but not very durable

sam123, Ciao
14 April 2001
  • Excerpt: " If you want a rather cool looking mobile then this is the one. Well that’s what I thought. It had cool looks, and was very hi-tech. It had a range of features, alarm clock, a variety of ringers, if you were in a lecture you could put it in a the vibrant mode and it would vibrate instead of ringing. The battery stand by time was excellent and for a small phone you had no worry’s about not being able to pick up a single. It was reliable ...
  • Pros: good looking mobile
  • Cons: poor reception
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Overall 2
2.0
Features 2
2.0
Looks 10
10
Battery performance 6
6.0

Worst mobile I ever bought

kxa97, Ciao
13 April 2001
  • Excerpt: "I've been a bit of a mobile freak in my younger days, insisisting that it stay with me day and night for business (and pleasure). I bought this mobile as soon as it came out on the market as I thought that it was the first of a class of new generation hi-tech mobiles. Without a doubt a very expensive (at the time) and stupid mistake. This phone looks great, for sure, but functions are limited, durability is awful (it broke the first time I dropped ...
  • Pros: small and sexy
  • Cons: unreliable, undurable, expensive poor functions
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 6
6.0
Durability 2
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Looks 8
8.0

bad, bad habbits

opinion-m..., Ciao
8 January 2001
  • Excerpt: "The hallmark of this phone (I think) is that it switches itself off. our phone powers itself down mysteriously, so when people try to reach you they can't. I have traced this down to possibly the different sizes of the battery and the differences in the contact points so they don't mate 100% with the phones contacts. Using different batteries bears this out. The other problem is the phone occasionally switches itself off as you go to answer a ...
  • Pros: the original Star Trek phone
  • Cons: now dated, short standby and talktimes
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 6
6.0
Looks 6
6.0
Battery performance 8
8.0

Del Boy Phone...

Morgenhun..., Ciao
12 September 2000
  • Excerpt: "Admittedly the Startac is now quite a senior citizen amongst phone, and this shouldn't allow my judgement to be clouded. However the truth of the matter is that the Startac - or Stargash as it has become nicknamed is a pretty awful phone. Admittedly it is still even my today's standards very small, but in being lightweight it has got the robustness of a paperclip, in fact that is probably the best use for it. Having a flip phone means that the connections ...
  • Pros: small
  • Cons: unreliable, breaks easily
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 2
2.0
Durability 6
6.0
Looks 8
8.0

Nice But Reception is poor

Paul_mull..., Ciao
4 September 2000
  • Excerpt: "The motarolla startac 130 is at a first glance a lovely phone its only when you use it constantly that you notice its flaws. The first and main flaw is the missed calls it doesn't tell you how many calls you have missed which can be annoying. Also it's missing many of the handy features that come standard on a Nokia phone. Like a calculator and games. Overall its a nice phone to look at but for those of you who like gadgets and features your better ...
  • Pros: Small,Light
  • Cons: Lack of features
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Looks 10
10
Battery performance 8
8.0

Surperb phone if it worked!

stephenmc, Ciao
10 August 2000
  • Excerpt: "I bought a Motorola Star Tac 130, about 12 months ago, after I lost my Star Tac 80. It is a very compact phone and full of useful features. Altough it has several annoying faults, intermittentily it switches itself off, sometimes it registers no signal in areas where I know the signal is good. I had similar problems with my Star Tac 80, but had hoped they would be resolved in the 130. My Star Tac 80 was returned for repair three times, each time ...
  • Pros: Very compact
  • Cons: Unreliable
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Durability 10
10
Looks 10
10
Battery performance 6
6.0

Is Bigger always Better? NO

SuzyP, Ciao
26 July 2000
  • Excerpt: "Through necessity we had to buy a phone which had the keys covered - ie. a flip phone. As the startac was the smallest, this was what we got. The flip feature is great - when you receive a call there are no buttons to press, just open up and talk, likewise when your call is ended just close the phone. The downside to this is that unlike other mobiles you can't see who is calling you before you answer. The keys are very small, so if you have big fingers ...
  • Pros: smallest, light, covered keys
  • Cons: can be difficult to use, poor battery life
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Durability 8
8.0
Looks 8
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Battery performance 8
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Nice but flawed

chrismaye..., Ciao
11 July 2000
  • Excerpt: "This phone has several plus points, it is very small and un-bulky, it slips neatly into the back pocket of all but the tightest pair of jeans or into a shirt pocket and is almost un-noticable. It has a good display. However it also has a couple of quite serious negative points: Although it is neat with the built in battery, to get decent talk/standby time you really need a backup-battery which literally doubles it's bulk. In my experience, the reception ...
  • Pros: small, neat, attractive and cool
  • Cons: poor reception, awkward to use especially with SMS
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 6
6.0
Looks 8
8.0
Battery performance 2
2.0

Disn Flaws in a Motorola

Amyrlin, Ciao
28 June 2000
  • Excerpt: "...due the high cost. Generally Motorola have good phones, but this model, in my opinion, is defiantly a lemon! ...
  • Pros: Light and easy to hold
  • Cons: short battery life, bendable aerial and a tendancy to crack
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